The Full Catastrophe – Playlist August 15th 2009

In TFC on August 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm

This week we salute a Les.  He was the man who changed our musical world – Les Paul.  The electric guitar was his brainwave as were all kinds of recording techniques that we take for granted these days. He died this week at the age of 94. It is always nice to honour a Les … they don’t get much in the way of accolades these days. And there was also a Mary, Les’ wife Mary Ford.  They were stars in the 1950s.  In this clip they strut their stuff, but only after some rather down home tuning up!

And to get the idea of Les Paul’s innovation have a squizz at this. This was 50s cutting edge!

Now the playlist in a G7 progression.


Little Packet – M People

Let’s Stay Together – Brian Ferry

Flashdance – Irene Cara

I Walk In My Sleep – Berna-Dean

Ein Gläschen Wein – Gotz Alsmann

Sister Madly – Crowded House

Tennessee Waltz – Les Paul & Mary Ford

Anyone Can Whistle – Enda Markey

What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye

Mr Lee – The Bobettes

Class – Babe Neuwirth & Marcia Lewis

Anything Goes – Caroline O’Connor

If You’re Into It – Flight Of The Conchords

Ciuri, Ciuri – Eurocantica

Rum & Coca Cola – The Andrews Sisters

Ugly Duckling – Bernard Cribbins

The Internet Is For Porn – Avenue Q (Cast)

You Irritate Me So – Hildegarde

She was known as the “incomparable”. They don’t make them like her any more.

Lebanese Blonde – Thievery Corporation

Cienfuego Tiene Su Guaguance – Ibrahim Ferrer

Get Down – Gene Chandler

Never Leave You – Lumidee

  1. Well, this was transcendent. The incomparable Hildegarde followed by Thievery Corporation. Thanks. BD

  2. Well, this was transcendent. The incomparable Hildegarde followed by Thievery Corporation. Thanks. BD

    Sorry, wrong email in my 1st reply.

    • Transcendent…thank you! I see no reason why Hildegarde and Thievery Corporation shouldn’t cosy up! Just like Mozart and the Bobettes.

      Off to Waikiki

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